I own an early VEX kit from before they were programmable. It has been a while but I am finally to the point that I would like to try out some of the programming aspects of VEX but, frankly, I don’t know what I need to get started.
I am thinking I will want to try EasyC not because I can’t do C/MPLAB but because I was impressed with the work I saw some kids on Chief Delphi’s team did with their FIRST robot and I thought I would like to see what are the limits/capabilities of the software.
So… …what do I need and where can I get it? If software/hardware is required does anyone have a setup they are willing to part with cheap?
easyCPro for VEX has 100% the same feature set as for FRC.
Joe, I would recommend starting with the getting started guide in the help file. There are 12 step-by-step tutorials that should get you going programming your VEX robot. Also, we gave out one free copy of easyCPro to all the FRC teams if your team didn’t use it you can use that to program with your VEX robot.
There has to be more to the story than simply sitting down with a copy of EasyC Pro… What options have to be changed? What libraries have to be referenced? Which templates do you use? Does EasyC Pro come with a cable(s)+“dongle” that works with the Vex Microcontroller?..
Is every bit of this in those tutorials (are they Vex-oriented tutorials or generic EasyC Pro tutorials) and any other items supplied with EasyC Pro?